Rebecca WADE

Female 1814 - 1894  (79 years)


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  • Name Rebecca WADE 
    Born 24 Oct 1814  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Jul 1894  Montevallo, Vernon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Deepwood Cemetery, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Twin of Sarah "Sally."
      Moved to Vernon Co., Missouri in 1858 with husband and children.
      Buried at Deepwoods Cemetery in Montevallo, Missouri.

      The names of daughters Rebecca and Polly were given to researcher Missy Finn Owens from a fellow researcher who's information came from a family Bible. One daughter is missing from the female head counts in 1820 and 1830. That daughter most likely passed away as a child. As to which daughter it was, it is hard to project due to the closeness in ages. A Rebecca Wade married a William Gabberd in February 1834. There were other Wade families in the area at this time, and Rebecca Wade Gabbert could have been someone else's daughter. There are 2 Gabert children living with Merida in 1850. The children may have been hers or they might have belonged to her sister Lucinda.

      It's possible William and Rebecca Gabbert are living in St. Clair, Illinois in 1850. He was born abt 1814 in Kentucky, and she was born abt 1815 in Ohio. There are 4 children born in Indiana: Eliza, Malinda, John, and Peter, and 2 children born in Illinois: Mary A and Jefferson. The way the census list is arranged however, it is unclear if Mary A. is the child of William and Rebecca or a grandchild as the child's name was placed under Malinda's name instead of in chronological order as usual.

      Posted by: Christie Schemmel
      Date: October 06, 2008
      I am related to the Gabberts in this way:
      My mother's maternal grandmother was Lora Frances Gabbert.
      She was the daughter of John Crawford Gabbert.
      John Crawford Gabbert was the son of John Gabbert. John was married to Lennora Mayfield, and she was pregnant with John Crawford and his twin sister, Ida, when John was killed in the civil war. (I cannot find any military records on him, either.)
      John Gabbert's father was William Gabbert - and as you know his father was Thomas.
      My handed-down history indicates that William, and his sons John and Peter were all killed in the Civil war.
    Person ID I2477  My Family Tree | Wade Side
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2009 

    Father Meredith "Merida" WADE,   b. 2 Apr 1785, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1866, Washington County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Ferrabee COOPER,   b. 7 Jul 1789, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1873, Washington County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1809  Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F836  Group Sheet

    Family William GABBERT,   b. 26 Jan 1814, Casey County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1863, Benton County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1834  Washington County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter GABBERT
     2. Thomas Jefferson GABBERT,   b. St. Clair County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Malinda GABBERT
     4. Sarah Ellen GABBERT
     5. Mary Jane GABBERT
     6. William M. GABBERT
     7. Eliga T. "Elijah" GABBERT
     8. Eliza Ann GABBERT,   b. 12 Dec 1834, Washington County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1884  (Age 49 years)
    +9. John GABBERT,   b. Abt 1839,   d. 25 Apr 1863, Vernon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
    +10. Martha Emeline GABBERT,   b. 9 Feb 1852, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1938, Maricopa, Pinal County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F2037  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Oct 1814 - Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Feb 1834 - Washington County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jul 1894 - Montevallo, Vernon County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Deepwood Cemetery, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William and Rebecca (Wade) Gabbert, Second Great Grand Uncle and Aunt--on both sides!
    William and Rebecca (Wade) Gabbert, Second Great Grand Uncle and Aunt--on both sides!
    William and Rebecca's siblings were also married. Rebecca's brother was John William Wade, and William's sister was John's wife, Mary or Polly Gabbert. This photo was received from a double cousin from Glendale, Arizona, Marlene Versluis. Thanks so much!!! Since George W. Wade, Sr. is the only Great Grandparent that I don't have a photo for, I appreciate this a lot. This couple would be my Great Grandfather's Aunt and Uncle, both blood relatives!

    Documents
    Land Patent Map for Washington County, Indiana
Page 142.
    Land Patent Map for Washington County, Indiana Page 142.
    Merrida Wade was the first land-owner (1837) listed in the publication Family Maps of Washington County, Indiana. Nearby are several families who married Wade children including: Hockman, Gabbert, and Chastain. Other familiar names are Elliott, Stephenson, DePauw, Collier, Britain, and Hungate.

    Histories
    Ella Mayfield's Pawpaw Militia: A Civil War Adventure in Vernon Co., Missouri (Paperback)
by Fay Risner (Author)
    Ella Mayfield's Pawpaw Militia: A Civil War Adventure in Vernon Co., Missouri (Paperback) by Fay Risner (Author)
    Rebecca Wade Gabbert, her husband William, son John, and daughter-in-law Lenora Mayfield Gabbert are mentioned in this book. The book features Lenora's sister, Ella.
    First Cemetery Walk scheduled in Deepwood Cemetery
    First Cemetery Walk scheduled in Deepwood Cemetery
    Students have researched notable persons selected from a list provided by curator of the Bushwhacker Museum in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri. Rebecca Wade Gabbert was one of the people who's life was portrayed.

    Click here to read an article about their school project. The actual text about Rebecca Wade is also available in the next media listing. Rebecca was the daughter of Merida and Ferrabee Wade and the sister of my great great grandfather, John William Wade. Her husband, William Gabbert, is also related as John William Wade's first wife, Mary Polly Gabbert, was a sister to William. Their descendants would be double cousins.
    First Cemetery Walk: Rebecca Wade Gabbert story by Veronica Fairchild of Nevada County High School in Missouri, USA
    First Cemetery Walk: Rebecca Wade Gabbert story by Veronica Fairchild of Nevada County High School in Missouri, USA
    The high school students wrote it: a “cemetery walk,” last year where the public met a few people who were buried in Deepwood Cemetery in Nevada. I will attach a copy of what the student who portrayed Rebecca wrote for her performance. And yes, this Rebecca Gabbert is your Rebecca Wade. Rebecca and William had two sons who were Bushwhackers as was William. Their daughter as well as the Mayfield sisters was considered to be “Lady Bushwhackers” as they served as scouts and couriers, etc. for the men. The 1887 History of Vernon County relates several of the escapades involving the Gabberts and Mayfields. We could copy the pages for you at a cost of .25 a side plus postage. There is also a book (fiction based on fact), “Ella Mayfield’s Pawpaw Militia, a Civil War Saga in Vernon Co., Mo.” For $14.95. It is not a great novel by any means but if you are related to the people in the book, and you are, you would find it entertaining. We also have a new book that was just released this month, “Fire and Sword, A Story of a Missouri County in the Civil War”, for $19.95. This book is not fiction but is a compellation of articles about events in Vernon County during the War. The Gabberts and Mayfields are in several of the articles. This book would give you a pretty clear picture of what life was like for them during those very tumultuous years. Just let me know if you would be interested in any of these items.

    Regards,

    Terry Ramsey
    Bushwhacker Museum Coordinator

    Fire and Sword, A Story of a Missouri County in the Civil War
    Fire and Sword, A Story of a Missouri County in the Civil War
    We also have a new book that was just released this month, “Fire and Sword, A Story of a Missouri County in the Civil War”, for $19.95. This book is not fiction but is a compellation of articles about events in Vernon County during the War. The Gabberts and Mayfields are in several of the articles. This book would give you a pretty clear picture of what life was like for them during those very tumultuous years.

    Terry Ramsey
    Bushwhacker Museum Coordinator